Bradley Cooper says he was 'held up at knifepoint' in NYC, more news

Bradley Cooper details terrifying subway holdup

In a new interview with his pal, Dax Shepard, and Dax’s “Armchair Expert” co-host, Monica Padman, Bradley Cooper revealed he was “held up at knifepoint” on the New York City subway before the pandemic. The “Nightmare Alley” star, 46, said he was heading to pick up Lea, the 4-year-old daughter he shares with his (rumored on-again) ex, Irina Shayk, while wearing headphones when he found himself face-to-face with a man whose three-inch long knife was pointed right at him. “I was on the subway … to pick [up] Lea downtown at Russian school and I got held up at knifepoint,” Bradley recalled. “It was pretty insane. I realized I had gotten way, way too comfortable in the city. My guard was down … I was all the way at the end of the subway.” When he “felt somebody coming up” to him, Bradley said, he figured, “Oh they want to take a photo or something.” But when he turned around, he saw they had a knife. “I look up, I see the person’s eyes, and I’m taken by how young they are,” he continued. “I just started booking, just started running. I jumped over the turnstile, hid around the white, tiled entrance to the subway [and] took my phone out.” As the man ran away, Bradley said he took pictures of him and chased him, snapping photos until he found two police officers to show the pics to. “The [cop] kept saying … ‘Are you stabbed?'” Bradley recalled. “I was like, ‘No, no.’ He was like, ‘Check to see if you’re stabbed. What happens is people get stabbed and they’re in shock.'” Bradley checked — he was OK– “and then I got back on the subway and picked up my daughter,” he said.

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Prince Charles accused of speculating on skin color of Harry, Meghan’s children

British royals reporter Christopher Andersen claims Prince Charles was the previously unidentified member of the family who raised questions about what skin color Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s future children might have. Appearing on “Today” on Nov. 29 to discuss his new book, “Brothers and Wives: Inside the Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry, and Meghan,” Christopher elaborated on one of the book’s bombshells, in which he writes that Charles casually asked his wife, Duchess Camilla over breakfast, “What do you suppose their children’s complexion might be?” According to the book, royal advisors used the comment against the family, leading Harry and Meghan to tell Oprah Winfrey in their March sit-down interview that someone in the immediate family had “concerns and conversations” about “how dark [their son’s skin] might be when he’s born.” On “Today,” Christopher explained: “What I’m saying is that on the morning the engagement of Harry and Meghan was announced, in a very kind of benign way, Prince Charles started to muse on what their future grandchildren might look like.” He continued: “Here’s this beautiful, biracial American woman and the world’s most famous redhead. I’m a grandfather, of course we all do this, speculate on that. But it was turned into something very toxic, it was weaponized really, by the men in gray who run the palace organization.” Both Page Six and Reuters later quoted a rep for Charles as saying the claim “is fiction and not worth further comment.”

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Kanye West dedicates Sunday Service to Virgil Abloh

In the wake of celebrated designer Virgil Abloh’s death on Nov. 28, stars who knew and loved working with the artistic director of Louis Vuitton menswear and Off-White CEO honored him on social media and beyond. Many of them, including models Bella Hadid and Hailey Baldwin, said they were shocked to learn Virgil was privately battling a rare and aggressive form of cancer called cardiac angiosarcoma. “Even when the world felt sad, he brought laughter and color and beauty,” Bella wrote, in part. “The way he made a positive impact on anything he touched, and always pushed for his culture/the world is the reason why he was an angel on earth and one to so many. The most beautiful warrior soul. I can’t believe this.” Kanye West, a longtime friend of Virgil’s who interned at Fendi with the fashion star, dedicated his weekly Sunday Service to Virgil. “If you had the privilege of knowing Virgil, you were one of the lucky ones,” Kendall Jenner shared on Instagram. “He was the kindest, most positive, humble, joyful, and full of light person I have ever known,” she shared, in part. “No words do my feelings justice at this very moment, but what I can say is that I am absolutely heartbroken. For his family, his kids, his wife, and anyone who cared for him deeply.” Said Pharrell: “Virgil you were a kind, generous, thoughtful creative genius. Your work as a human and your work as a spiritual being will live forever.”

George Clooney reflects on being filmed by strangers after bike wreck

George Clooney says his 2018 motorcycle accident in Italy gave him a new perspective on where his life really stands with others in the world. “The Tender Bar” director, 60, was shooting “Catch-22″ in Italy” that summer during the wreck, which sent him flying in the air after he hit a car. Looking back on the incident in a new interview with The Sunday Times, George explained: “If you’re in the public eye, what you realize when you’re on the ground thinking it’s the last minute of your life is that, for some people, it’s just going to be entertainment for their Facebook page.” He added, “I’m a pretty positive guy, but that told me — clearly — that you really are here just for their entertainment,” and said, “I was waiting for my switch to turn off,” assuming that was the end. Instead, he recovered and as he told the Times, he feels “fine” today, though he joked at another point in the interview, “Turning 60 is a bummer, but it’s that or dead.”

Teyana Taylor hospitalized, says her body ‘shut down’

Teyana Taylor is recovering after a health scare over the weekend sent her to the emergency room. On Nov. 28, after canceling her scheduled concert in Connecticut, the singer shared a selfie from a hospital bed. In the lengthy caption, she thanked fans “for being so understanding,” and said that despite having “tried everything” to feel well enough to perform, her body “SHUT DOWN,” and landed her in the hospital. “my body simply just gave out, which actually started a few days ago,” she explained, recalling how she’s performed in the past despite issues like a broken foot. “But honestly you have to listen to your body and know when to sit down; or it will definitely sit you down …,” she continued. Teyana said she was given “the proper fluids and nutrients” in the hospital and “will take the next few off days to continue to recover.” Before signing off, the singer thanked her team as well as her daughter, Junie, 5, for “holding it down for mommy,🌹.” Teyana and her husband, basketball pro and 2021 “Dancing With the Stars” champ, Iman Shumpert, are parents to Junie and Junie’s little sister, 1-year-old Rue.

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